Parallel Verses

World English Bible

He went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up by the way, some youths came out of the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldhead!"

New American Standard Bible

Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!"

King James Version

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

Holman Bible

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, “Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!”

International Standard Version

Later, Elisha left there to go up to Bethel, and as he was traveling along the road, some insignificant young men came from the city and started mocking him. They told him, "Get on up, baldy! Get on up, baldy!"

A Conservative Version

And he went up from there to Bethel. And as he was going up by the way, there came forth young lads out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, thou baldhead; go up, thou baldhead.

American Standard Version

And he went up from thence unto Beth-el; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth young lads out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou baldhead; go up, thou baldhead.

Amplified

He went up from Jericho to Bethel. On the way, young [maturing and accountable] boys came out of the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up [in a whirlwind], you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!

Bible in Basic English

Then from there he went up to Beth-el; and on his way, some little boys came out from the town and made sport of him, crying, Go up, old no-hair! go up, old no-hair!

Darby Translation

And he went up from thence to Bethel, and as he went up by the way, there came forth little boys out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, bald head; go up, bald head!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then he went up from there unto Bethel, and as he was going up by the way, the young men of the city came forth and mocked him, saying, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will go up from thence to the house of God: and he going up in the way, and little boys will come forth from the city, and will scoff at him, and say to him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

King James 2000

And he went up from there unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth youths out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, you bald head; go up, you bald head.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he went up from there [to] Bethel; as he [was] going up along the way, young boys came out from the city and mocked at him and said to him, "Go up, baldhead; go up, baldhead!"

Modern King James verseion

And he went up from there to Bethel. And he was going up in the highway. And little boys came out from the city and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, bald head! Go up, bald head!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he went from thence up to Bethel. And as he was going up in the way, there came little lads out of the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, thou bald head! Go up thou baldhead!"

NET Bible

He went up from there to Bethel. As he was traveling up the road, some young boys came out of the city and made fun of him, saying, "Go on up, baldy! Go on up, baldy!"

New Heart English Bible

He went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up by the way, some youths came out of the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldy. Go up, you baldhead."

The Emphasized Bible

And he went up from thence, to Bethel, - and, as he was going up on the way, some lads, came forth, out of the city, and made mockery of him, and said to him, Go up, bald head! Go up, bald head!

Webster

And he went up from thence to Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, thou bald-head; go up, thou bald-head.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he goeth up thence to Beth-El, and he is going up in the way, and little youths have come out from the city, and scoff at him, and say to him, 'Go up, bald-head! go up, bald-head!'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he went up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

בּית־אל 
Beyth-'El 
Usage: 71

and as he was going up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

by the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

קטן קטן 
Qatan 
Usage: 101

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

out of the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

and mocked
קלס 
Qalac 
Usage: 4

him, and said

Usage: 0

unto him, Go up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

thou bald head
קרח 
Qereach 
Usage: 3

go up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

Context Readings

Elisha Begins His Ministry

22 So the waters were healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke. 23 He went up from there to Bethel. As he was going up by the way, some youths came out of the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you baldy! Go up, you baldhead!" 24 He looked behind him and saw them, and cursed them in the name of Yahweh. Two female bears came out of the woods, and mauled forty-two of those youths.



Cross References

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Job 30:1

"But now those who are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

Job 19:18

Even young children despise me. If I arise, they speak against me.

Genesis 21:9

Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

1 Kings 12:28-32

Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold; and he said to them, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Look and see your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"

2 Kings 2:11

It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Job 30:8-31

They are children of fools, yes, children of base men. They were flogged out of the land.

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.

Psalm 35:15

But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease.

Proverbs 20:11

Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Ecclesiastes 11:10

Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

Isaiah 1:4

Ah sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken Yahweh. They have despised the Holy One of Israel. They are estranged and backward.

Isaiah 3:5

The people will be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor. The child will behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable.

Isaiah 57:3-4

"But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the prostitute.

Jeremiah 7:18

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the dough, to make cakes to the queen of the sky, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Hosea 4:15

"Though you, Israel, play the prostitute, yet don't let Judah offend; and don't come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth Aven, nor swear, 'As Yahweh lives.'

Hosea 10:5

The inhabitants of Samaria will be in terror for the calves of Beth Aven; for its people will mourn over it, Along with its priests who rejoiced over it, for its glory, because it has departed from it.

Hosea 10:15

So Bethel will do to you because of your great wickedness. At daybreak the king of Israel will be destroyed.

Amos 3:14

"For in the day that I visit the transgressions of Israel on him, I will also visit the altars of Bethel; and the horns of the altar will be cut off, and fall to the ground.

Amos 4:4

"Go to Bethel, and sin; to Gilgal, and sin more. Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days,

Amos 5:5

but don't seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and don't pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing.

Amos 7:13

but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!"

Matthew 27:29-31

They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Matthew 27:40-43

and saying, "You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross!"

Galatians 4:29

But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.

Hebrews 11:36

Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.

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